My line of citrus cordials began 2 years ago with a need to replace Rose’s Lime Juice in my Gimlet Cocktails with a quality Lime Cordial. After searching for recipes to no avail and experimenting by the seat of my pants, I have a Lime Cordial…and Lemon and Grapefruit that are what I want in my drinks. They are all hand crafted and natural. No preservatives or chemicals. Non alcoholic. No added water. No coloring. Just pressed citrus, cane sugar and citrus zest in my proprietary method.
THE CLASSIC GIN GIMLET
2 oz Beefeater Gin
.5 oz Appel’s Lime Cordial
Hard shake or stir. Strain into chilled cocktail glass or on the rocks.
Lime wheel garnish optional
2 oz Beefeater 24 Gin
1 oz Appel’s Grapefruit Cordial
Large Cubed Ice if possible
16 oz Glass
In a shaker tin chill the Grapefruit Cordial and Gin. Strain into highball glass filled with ice. Top with soda. Mix gently with an iced tea spoon pulling from bottom to top . Garnish with a grapefruit peel.
Splash of Campari optional
2 oz Tanqueray Gin
.5 oz LEMON CORDIAL
.75 oz PIMM’S
Brunoise cut of hot house cucumber (2 slices about 1/8 inch thick, then brunoised)
Hard shake. Strain over fresh iced rocks glass.